Tours and travel
in south Tunisia
tours on request
to nearby sites
of interest in
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Exemples below ...
SUD TUNISIAN MAP
Tozeur is an oasis
and a city in south west Tunisia. The
city is located North West of Chott
el-Djerid, in between this Chott and the
smaller Chott el-Gharsa.
With hundreds of thousands of palm
trees, Tozeur is a large oasis. The
dates that are exported from Tozeur are
very well known. In ancient times,
before the advent of motorized vehicles,
the oasis was important for the
transportation through the Sahara, which
took place in caravans. The name of the
city in antiquity was Tusuros, it was an
important Roman outpost.
In the medina (old city) of Tozeur, one
can find traditional architecture,
fashion and workmanship. Like elsewhere
in Tunisia, the local population is
generally very hospitable towards
tourists, and there are also many
is a relatively large Tunisian town, and
it’s a good base to use when you want
to explore the Tunisian side of the
Sahara Desert. And, if your timing is
good, you can also take in the spectacle
of the Sahara Festival.
In Douz trek the desert, admire dunes
and ride a camel . The minimum is
usually a half day camel trek with
Bedouin guides, who will probably lead
you out across the dunes until you feel
like you’re in the middle of nowhere,
and provide you with a traditional-style
lunch or tea at a campsite.
In Douz itself, you can check out the
colorful markets in the town square, and
also visit the small but interesting
Museum of the Sahara. Another
interesting spot is the Palmeraie, a
true oasis in the desert with almost
half a million palm trees and their
by-products, like dates and other
is a city located in southern Tunisia and is the capital of the Tataouine Governorate. The below ground, "cave dwellings" of the native population, designed for coolness and protection, render the city and the area around it a tourist and film makers attraction.
The district is famous for its ksour (fortified Berber granaries) including the picturesque Ksar Ouled Soltane, Chenini and Douiret. These abandoned settlements feature beautiful vaulted adobe buildings, or ghorfas.
Tataouine's name became famous when George Lucas, who filmed the original Star Wars film in various locations of Tunisia.
Tataouine appeared in the end of the movie The X-Files as Foum Tataouine, where an extraterrestrial viral experiment facility was held.
Matmata a well-known Berber village famed for its Ghorfas, a
fascinating dwelling once used by the nomad tribes, visit the ghorfas,
ancient wheat granaries built in the rocks. Drive to Ksar Hadada, one of
the most picturesque ksour, (a ksar is a Berber granary). It was built
to store and protect barley, wheat, and olive oil. The ksar is made of
stone, gypsum, and mud. The ksar is built of overlapping vaults stacked
on top of each other, so it looks like the scales of a fish. It was also
used as a movie set for Star Wars 1 - The Phantom Menace.
Chott el Djerid
Jerid is the largest salt pan of the Sahara with a surface area of over 7,000 km˛ (some sources state 5,000 km˛). Due to the extreme climate with annual rainfall of only 100 mm and temperatures reaching 50° C, water evaporates from the lake. In summer Chott el Djerid is almost entirely dried
Chott el Jerid
takes to the period when Mediterranean stretched and this lake had all the remains of salt and sand. During noon time the dry salts reflect and are known as mirages.
Chott el Jjerid was used as a filming location for the Star Wars series,
The mountain oasis (Chebika, Tamerza, Midés)
Mides are ancient berber villages which are set amongst beautiful Mountain Oasis settings near Tozeur.
Chebika is really pretty with a narrow gorge with Waterfalls and a spring and also has fantastic views across the Oasis.
The old walled town of Tamerza in the Mountains has a great rugged setting and is one of the most photographed in Tunisia.
Mides is known for its stunning gorges
thorugh the mountains and has been used
as a movie set for vairous movies such
as the English Patient and Star Wars.
You can walk through the canyon but the
climb down would be a challenge.
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